• The League of Women Voters joined an amicus brief filed by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Southern Poverty Law Center and 16 other organizations concerned about civil rights and equal access to education in the rehearing of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a reconsideration of an identical case the Court heard just two years ago. The brief argues supports the University of Texas admissions policy as necessary in order for students to receive the vast and critical benefits associated with diverse campus environments. The League has a long standing position in support of access to public education that provides equal opportunity for all. We have fought since our inception to ensure that every citizen can fully and productively participate in American society, from the school room to the ballot box.

  • “All students benefit when people from different backgrounds and perspectives learn and work together,” MacNamara said of the Supreme Court's Fisher decision.

  • On October 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Fisher v. Austin. The question that the Court will consider is whether prior Supreme Court decisions on racial equality, including the latest college admissions decision in 2003, permit the University of Texas to use race in the selection of its freshman classes.